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Baby surrendered inside Indiana Safe Haven Baby box

A second baby has been surrendered in an Indiana Safe Haven Baby Box in the last 91 days.
File photo (WTHR)

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WTHR) — A baby was surrendered in a Safe Haven Baby Box at fire station in Crown Point.

The baby box had been installed about a month ago.

The infant was immediately transported to a local hospital.

“We are proud to have this resource available for Indiana mothers,” said Fire Chief Dave Crane. “We want the mother involved to rest assured that this infant will have everything it needs, including a chance at a beautiful life.”

This is the fourth baby surrendered in a baby box in the past two years and the second to be surrendered in the past 91 days.

The Safe Haven Baby Boxes Crisis Line (1-866-99BABY1) is available for women to speak with a licensed counselor if they are considering surrendering their baby.

The Crown Point baby box is one of 17 baby boxes in Indiana.